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Do we want Discussions functionality on Retrocomputing?

I'd like to run an experiment here where we left long comment threads around. (I mean we tend to do that, but sometimes they do get moved to chat where they die.) It's just the way this particular ...
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Should we add a favicon to the main site?

Our site favicon (the websites little tab icon aka for meta and for regular) is pretty plain right now. The banner is also a bit stereotypical. Should we change the banner and favicon to add ...
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Why not have a dark-background with a light text on Retrocomputing, as either an option, or default?

Why not have a dark-background with a light text on Retrocomputing, as either an option, or default? I do get the impression most of the internet prefers dark text on a light background, only because ...
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Why has nobody ever been awarded the Generalist badge?

The description of the Generalist badge states: Provide non-wiki answers of 15 total score in 20 of top 40 tags. As of me asking, it has not been earned by any member of this community, even though ...
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Transfer of Questions to Other Sites

From time to time questions come up that clearly would better fit to other sites. As of now, the procedure of -> CLOSE -> COMMUNITY REASON -> OTHER SITE only allows the selection of ...
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Don't answer a question you want to close

I noticed while closing a question that a person had voted to close and written an answer. It is not the first time I see it, nor the first stack. This is of course not only inconsistent but also ...
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Unsung Heroes of RC.SE

This is not realy a meta question and I wouldn't mind if it get deleted in a few days. I just have the urge to ventilate this again: Thanks to all the editors easing the way I mangle the English ...
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Markup for Overbars

In answers such as this and this I mention signals on chip pins and buses. Some of these signals are "active low," which are traditionally written with a overbar over the signal name. I'd like to be ...
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New Tag: [tag:Identify-This]

I just posted a question to identify a feature of an Exidy Sorcerer's case I can't explain. Categorizing that kind of question seems hard, as it's not a computer or game to be identified, but a ...
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Feature suggestion: How many minutes from the 40m are left to wait?

For new users, these 40 minutes are the 40 minutes of death. That is an exaggerated nickname, but I adapted it from "BSOD". 40 minutes of hell could also be their name. It would be useful, if the 40-...
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Do we want syntax highlighting?

Whilst browsing answers to my question about randomness, which has largely gathered software algorithms and code examples, I noticed that not one of the code blocks has syntax highlighting. I couldn't ...
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Can we add ColecoVision and SG-1000 tags?

I'm surprised we don't have a ColecoVision tag. I would like to request that be added (or, how can I add it myself?). I would also like to add the SG-1000 but I'm up for suggestions on that. At ...
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Should the ti99 tag be changed to ti-99?

For consistency, I think the ti99 tag should be changed to ti-99 and ti99 should be a synonym for it. What do you think? When you look at other tags, you see a trend of "computer-model". Such as ...
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Image/Idea for 404 page

Many Stack Exchange sites have their own custom 404 pages with joke images, the most famous probably being the waffle iron on Meta Stack Overflow and Sean Connery in Zardoz on StackApps. I had an ...
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Is there a logo for this site?

I haven't seen anybody asking this. I just went to check some statistics about the Retrocomputing site and one of them featured a cloud of StackExchange sites, each one with its logo with a size ...
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Promoting retro appropriate sites on SE Retro

Many SE sites have a place for "community ads" on the right-hand side. SE Retrocomputing itself was promoted on SE Electronics (and possibly others.) It can also be a place for non SE sites of ...
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